Having ADHD means your brain is hard-wired to function in a certain way. Executive functioning skills like time management, paying attention, getting started on tasks, and making decisions are harder for you than they are for people without ADHD.
The truth is that you're a high achiever, which means you muscled your way through school and got by on pure dedication, so your doctors, your teachers, even your parents didn't catch the fact that everything was harder for you than it needed to be.
Because you didn't get the right kind of support for your ADHD, you didn't learn how to manage it effectively. You taught yourself how to get by, overcompensating with unhealthy habits and working harder than everyone else.
But I want you to understand something – you're not broken, you're not a lost cause, and you definitely aren't alone. There are so many people like you who have struggled for their entire life with ADHD. I know that's surprising to hear...
I also know that you and many others like you are done... you just can't do it like this anymore.